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My chick just scared me twice within 5 mins -- A knot in her feathers and limping

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ShoeEars, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. ShoeEars

    ShoeEars In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2012
    Fresno/Clovis, CA
    I know I just posted a big whole long thread about an hour an a half ago, but my Frizzle chick, Scootaloo, just scared me twice. First, she went to pick at something in her feathers and her beak got stuck and she tried to break free by shaking her head, her getting stuck scared me so I picked her up and tried to take a wet tooth brush to the knot in her feathers and I can't get it out, how to I get a knot out of her feathers?? And secondly, I was putting her back in their housing box and she flapped out of my hands and hit one of her feet on the waterer and limped away! Scared, I picked her back up and out her on a towel on my bed and she seems fine now, and I'm assuming I should just keep an eye on how she walks within the next couple days, but what do I do if she really injuried her leg?

    Thanks again for being so helpful!

  2. Apyl

    Apyl Songster

    Feb 5, 2012
    Necedah, Wi
    I would stop picking her up and leave her be. Its best to let nature do its thing.

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